This section provides information on Emergency Management for severe weather and storms, flooding, bushfires, earthquakes, plus more. For more information on these emergencies, you can visit the State Emergency Service (SES) website, or the Country Fire Service (CFS) website.
Other useful Links
Bureau of Meteorology www.bom.gov.au
Geoscience Australia www.ga.gov.au
Emergency Management Australia http://www.ema.gov.au/
Natural Resource Management Board www.nrm.sa.gov.au
Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/Home
EMERGENCY CONTACT LIST
STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE
Emergency: 132 500
AFTER HOURS CRISIS CARE
Emergency: 131 611
BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY
Information: 1300 659 215
POISONS INFORMATION HOTLINE
Information: 13 11 26
NATIONAL SECURITY HOTLINE
Reporting/Information 1800 123 400
Who is responsible for Emergencies in SA?
In emergency situations there are both Hazard Leaders and Control Agencies. Hazard Leaders are responsible for preventing and preparing for emergencies relating to a particular hazard, whereas Control Agencies are responsible for controlling and responding to a particular emergency.
Hazard Leader: Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR)
ANIMAL and PLANT DISEASE
Hazard Leader: Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI)
ESCAPE OF A DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE
South Australian Emergency Legislation
All State emergencies are governed under the Emergency Management Act 2004 which provides the authority for the State Emergency Plan.
A copy of the Act can be found from the South Australian Legislation web site State Emergency Management Act (SA)
State Emergency Plan
The State Government has developed a State Emergency Plan. This details the responsibilities and strategies of State Government to manage significant state emergencies.
Regional Council Approach
The Cities of Holdfast Bay, Marion, Mitcham and Unley have developed a Regional Framework that is designed to provide support to current Council systems in place to manage emergencies as well as provide scope for future, ongoing planning and development of improved strategies to prevent, prepare to respond to or recover from emergencies within the community.
SCEMPlan is a Regional based Emergency Management framework that has been developed following consultation with internal and external stakeholders and in conjunction with Emergency Service Organisations. SCEMPlan is a 'live' document, with continuous and ongoing review being required to ensure that it continues to reflect best practice and supports current local arrangements
Emergency Management Project Work
The four partner Councils; Holdfast Bay, Marion, Mitcham and Unley have undertaken Emergency Management Project work for the past two years, with the assistance of federal funding from the Local Grants Scheme of the Working Together to Manage Emergencies.
The Stage one Project focussed on undertaking an Emergency Risk Assessment across the Region, with a large emphasis placed upon Community opinion.
The Stage two Project has seen a significant increase in the awareness of Emergency Management and its Planning across the Region.
Stage two has also seen the development of:
- Regional Emergency Management arrangements
- Emergency Management Training programme for employees
- Creation of online Emergency Management information portal
A final outcome of the Stage two Regional Emergency Management Project is the Sturt Community Local Government Emergency Management Planning Forum. This group is tasked with the ongoing planning of Emergency Management arrangements across the Region and to maintain the essential link between the partner Councils.